TSA lines at HNL 'wide open' amid shutdown slowdowns at other airports
Many airports, like Miami and Houston, have been reporting a growing number of TSA workers calling out sick, instead of working without pay.
HONOLULU - The partial government shutdown is now in day 26, and federal works are now without paychecks.
Many airports, like Miami and Houston, have been reporting a growing number of TSA workers calling out sick, instead of working without pay. Airports in both of those cities shut down terminals due to the lack in on-duty TSA employees.
However, the Hawaii Department of Transportation took to social media to alert travelers that their TSA lines are wide open.
They wrote on Facebook, "Our essential federal employees continue working to protect the traveling public despite not knowing when their next paycheck will arrive. Please show them aloha and pack extra patience during these uncertain times."
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